8 Facts You May Not Know About the Extermination of Australia’s Aborigines

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Photo: Glenn Campbell
Photo: Glenn Campbell

The latest attempt at genocide is that of the Northern Territory ‘intervention.’

An article published by the World Socialist website conveys that the Northern Territory (NT) intervention was yet another way to oppress the Aboriginal Black people of Australia. The intervention, which employed the use of military and police personnel, was said to be “directed at helping children and alleviating social disaster in Aboriginal communities.” However, the effort only exploited the Aborigines ever further, suppressed employment opportunities and halted economic development. In fact, “the Labor government was forced to acknowledge in its intervention report that virtually no progress had been made in ‘closing the gap’ between indigenous and non-indigenous Australians on a range of social indicators.”

Photo: April Pyle
Photo: April Pyle

The Australian government supports policies that promote suicide among Aboriginal children.

An article released by The Sydney Morning Herald in 2014 confirms that governmental policies have caused the suicide rate of Aboriginal people to double since the beginning of “intervention” in 2007. Yet, the government agreed to carry out the intervention for another 10 years.

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